Sights & landmarks in St. Andrews

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  • irve2016
    Sydney, Australia1,075 contributions
    I didn't get to play the course, but just being present was spine tingling to stay the least.
    We were able to walk a few holes and had a great look around, what a magnificent place to visit.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • INEVERUSETHIS
    Port Orange, FL225 contributions
    We took a day trip to St. Andrews and had a quick pop in to see the most famous Bridge in golf. I have seen it on TV but standing on the bridge in person was awesome.
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Ginny C
    Marlborough, MA4 contributions
    Plenty of time to walk around the town and visit the greens for a little putting. We loved trying to search out all the charity Scotties as well.
    Written 26 October 2023
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  • Grant L
    Edinburgh24 contributions
    The tunnels were v interesting and good remaining structure. Not the biggest or oldest castle in Scotland, but interesting and v accessable
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Kerry T
    21 contributions
    We went as a family of a prospective student. The place is beautiful. It is definitely on the list..
    Written 9 October 2023
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  • L18SUM
    Stirling, UK552 contributions
    Our extended family of 3 adults and 5 children (ranging from 10 to 6 years old) came here one Thursday in January.

    We were visiting the aquarium to entertain the children during the school holidays. My sister has an annual pass whilst my other sister and I paid for day tickets for our families.

    We've been to other aquariums around Scotland like Deep Sea World in North Queensferry and the Sea Life Centre in Loch Lomond. This one is smaller but still packed with plenty to see on what would be a half day visit at most (though your ticket gives you access in and out the aquarium all day if you wish to go away and come back in).

    We enjoyed the animal talks with the meerkat and penguin feeding the highlights. Due to storm damage to their enclosure, the seals have been relocated to Scarborough for now but we were told they'll be back when their enclosure is remodelled and work is completed.

    Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall facility looks well kept and clean, Shop is well stocked with varying prices. Cafe is small but Saints Sizzle burger restaurant next door (see my separate review) is well worth a visit! Perhaps they could do with a covered/indoor seating area for those wishing to have their packed lunch as sometimes attraction catering is not always suitable for some children's tastes and eating times. I suppose if the weather is nice there is outdoor seating or you can go and eat in your car if you have travelled in one to the aquarium.

    The price for a visit is high compared to other family attractions but we appreciate how costs have increased for everyone (I can't imagine how much it costs to keep some of the more exotic animals heated!) and we like to support local attractions and would encourage more people to visit to help bring the costs back down again and not just rely on foreign trade. If we stayed closer, we would invest in an annual pass for sure but we have a Blair Drummond Safari Park membership for where we live.

    Try not to let the cost put you off and enjoy a visit here.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Fee M
    Glenrothes5 contributions
    Amazing place but don't tell everyone. The snowdrops in Spring are beautiful. Put on walking shoes and the steps can be a bit tricky.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK5,222 contributions
    Built in the typically dour Scottish style, the church in the centre of St Andrews is historically very important re the Scottish fight to have their Protestant religion recognised, and John Knox preached from the pulpit here.

    The church is well kept with a nice exterior but, at the time of our visit, I was unable to gain access to the inside.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • ndw78
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,748 contributions
    They happened to be with the kelpies outside of the shop when we visited. Thought it was strange they had a copy but these are used to promote them and travel around so just by chance they were there too. So lovely to see the pair at the same time
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • Bournemouthboss
    Bournemouth, UK28 contributions
    Interesting story about Hamish - shame you cannot buy the book in town or make a donation maybe to an animal
    Charity in his honour.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Dave C
    Illinois1,544 contributions
    Great views of the North Sea; tribute to men put to death for religious views from almost 200 years ago.
    Written 15 July 2023
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,014 contributions
    A fishing harbour is mentioned here as early as 1222 - so there’s a long maritime history connected to this area. In medieval times this influential port traded mainly with the Low countries, and may have berthed up to 300 vessels. Much of the harbour was rebuilt in the 18th century, and the pier that extends into the North Sea is some 880 ft long, with the walkway being up to 12 ft wide. ( This is where the students of the University of St. Andrews take part in the traditional St. Andrews Pier Walk.)
    Definitely worth a visit to soak up the maritime charm , and look at all the fishing boats bobbing about with the pleasure crafts. Quite a few youngsters fishing in the Kinness Burn section - watched by beady-eyed seagulls. There’s a harbour cafe, and toilets nearby on The Pends.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Anthony O
    Los Angeles, CA94 contributions
    Easy to find and practically in the middle of town, a great way to spend a few minutes seeing the shell of a 1500s era chapel. Would be even better if there were some additional signs and/or plaques to give you some more history of what is clearly a historic relic.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • undertheclock
    Saline, UK135 contributions
    Such a warm, welcoming group of people. I really couldn’t have been made to feel more at home. The evening service was very interesting and several people gave short testimonies. A super night! Thanks for the great welcome and the service. Blessings to all of you!
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Alisdair M
    Preston, UK46 contributions
    Attended the Sunday 10 am service found the congregation very friendly and received a warm welcome from the first moment we arrived. Enjoyed the coffee afterwards and talking to people about family histories of the village.
    Written 23 October 2023
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